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I strongly disagree. In the beginning Apple was much better. Then when they pushed Steve Jobs out it became an inferior product. HOWEVER, since he took over the company the second time the product has never disappointed me. My only real grief is that I didn't have the money to buy the stock when it was at it's lowest. The quality and the service beat any other computer out there. And, most importantly they are the only company that managed to beat Microsoft back into it's cage. The decline has started again since Steve Jobs died because the company is loosing the very focus he talked about in this video. More importantly the quality is sliding because once again Microsoft is implanted in the machine.
I strongly disagree unless you mean the prior to Mac line by "in the beginning". Even then the Apple II was well behind Commodore and Atari (among others). You can forgive that since it came out shortly before those two, but Apple did not keep up either. When the IIe came out it was a year after the Commodore 64 and still didn't have color graphics or anything more sophisticated than a PC speaker for sound. It wasn't until the IIgs came out in 1986 that Apple finally had something comparable (though still a year behind and inferior to the Amiga) than the competition with color graphics, real sound chip, a full GUI interface, and fully backwards compatible with the II series. But Jobs let that far superior and cheaper machine die on the vine in favor of his over-priced, black and white, under-powered, PC-speaker, and hard-to-upgrade Macintosh.